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Shopping For Running Shoes

How Much Dough Do You Drop For Sneakers?

I believe that staying fit doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg, but I do take good care of my feet. I don't feel badly about laying down the cash for quality running shoes. When I start to feel pain in my knees, ankles, feet, or shins I know it is time to invest in a new pair of sneakers.

Whether you walk or run, if a good shoe is of utter importance, maybe you don't care about price. But not everyone's fitness budget always allows for full priced sneaks. So I'm wondering, when it comes to athletic footwear . . .

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agostopr agostopr 7 years
Asics for me.. I love them
jessfish25 jessfish25 7 years
I get shin splints ALL the time, so I'm going to a running shop with an estimated budget of $100 - $150, in hopes I can find a shoe to HELP ME!! Once I find a shoe that works, I'll keep my eyes open for them to go on sale; but it's worth the splurge if they'll fix my problem :(
benheld benheld 7 years
I think mine were around 110--it's cheaper than a gym, and nice running shoes have helped me stay injury-free. For a while, I was running in $30 Target shoes, and had a lot of heel and knee pain.
Kellanawida Kellanawida 7 years
I spent $70AU on mine, but I did use my Christmas money which made it even sweeter!
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
Mine are right about $100. They're definitely the most expensive pair of shoes I own.
socalbeachgal socalbeachgal 7 years
I'm in the camp where I buy the first pair of model from a store that does fittings and then try to find the same shoe at a discount until the next year or two when New Balance changes the models on me.
Asche Asche 7 years
You change your shoe after 250 miles when you are BIKING most of the time?! You can definitely get a lot more wear out of them!
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I try to buy them when they are on sale...generally I pay about $60 for a pair of sneakers that are normally $90-$100.
runningesq runningesq 7 years
Susmita, you should be able to go closer to 300-400 miles per pair of shoes !
itsallabouttheg itsallabouttheg 7 years
i got fitted when i trained for my first half marathon and the best pair for me are $120-ish. i try to catch a good road runner sports sale to get them for less (last time worked out to buy one, get one 50% off).
ticamorena ticamorena 7 years
i've spent over €120 on running shoes, but the cost can vary a lot depending on where you buy the shoe. i always get the first pair from a select running shop where they consult & do fitting, then i buy the same model again from a cheaper shop like sports direct or sports world
Susmita Susmita 7 years
A little over $100, every 250 miles (which is twice a year, since I bike to work spring through fall and therefore run less during those seasons). Conservative probably, but I don't spend much more on running than the cost of my shoes.
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